Test Drives

New Longer Range Renault ZOE Z.E. 40 Tested – Video

Fully Charged signed up for one of the first opportunities to test out the new, longer range, Renault ZOE Z.E. 40 at the special event in Portugal and filed this video report. Robert reports that nearly twice the battery capacity leaves range anxiety in the dust, and can in theory provide an…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 25

MotorWeek’s Quick Spin In Chevrolet Bolt – Video

MotorWeek test driver, Greg Carloss, says that the Chevrolet Bolt lives up to its “practical yet fun” claims. He says that “mashing on the throttle” provides instant torque (enough so to throw you back in the seat). The low center of gravity makes for adequate handling. However, he makes note…

2 months ago by Steven Loveday 53

Check Out The New Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid – Review Video

An interesting, and somewhat rare review of the new Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid has been filed by Car Keys UK. Overall, the Korean plug-in is considered a good choice for all those intending to cover distances within its all-electric range; especially considering its reasonable pricing. In Europe, the Optima plug-in is rated…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 11

Renault ZOE Z.E. 40 Signature Test Drive Review

Renault had a big media event surrounding the new ZOE R90 Z.E. 40 (in Signature edition) last week, and Autocar attended and filed a report. Thanks to the EV’s new 41 kWh battery (up from ~22 kWh) and a real world range of 186 miles (300 km), it’s widely expected that…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 14

2016 BMW 330e iPerformance Sport Test Drive Review

The BMW 330e iPerformance was well received by Autocar, but as in case of many other markets, the 330e in the UK is in relatively short supply. Overall, the 330e is deemed superior to the BMW 330d or 330i offerings – and is priced less expensive as well (when including the government’s £2500…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 25